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While the customary three ringside judges dutifully attended to their posts during Wilson Fight Night on Saturday, their presence proved to be a mere formality in the return of professional boxing to Wilson. As part of the first-ever card for … more
Pablo Velez Jr., the scheduled opponent for Wilson professional boxer Jamar Freeman in the “Wilson Fight Night” card on Feb. 4, cracked a rib during a sparring session and has pulled out of the scheduled middleweight bout. Velez, a … more
Wilson boxer Austin Bryant isn’t wasting much time stewing in the aftermath of his first professional loss. Eight days after dropping a majority decision to Hafiz Montgomery for the vacant World Boxing Foundation North American Regional … more
NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series racing is back at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday night with the K&N Summer Fest 300 presented by Kenly Hardware, and Saturday’s event features a jam-packed night of racing. The Fast Five … more
With his health no longer an issue, former Barton College All-American Daniel Claytor is playing the best golf of his professional career. With victories in his last two starts, the 26-year-old Claytor, playing professionally for the fourth year, … more
LUCAMA – Northern Virginia drivers and teammates Mason Diaz and Jonathan Findley each scored victories at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Diaz started on the pole in the first of two Late Model Stock Car races and led … more
ZEBULON — Barring a trade at some point in their professional careers, the Carolina Mudcats that will toil in Five County Stadium beginning in 2017 have one goal: Earn a dugout seat for the sixth-inning sausage race at Milwaukee’s Miller … more
An in-season basketball ban during gym class at Fike High has turned into the ultimate blessing in disguise for Tyler Poythress. Poythress, a 2013 Fike graduate, was a pitcher for the Golden Demons varsity baseball team. During his senior season … more
Dylan Newsome has been something of a breakout star on the short track scene in 2017 with wins at four different tracks in just nine races — his latest coming Friday night at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 19-year-old from … more
Mason Diaz picked up his fifth Southern National victory on Saturday night before severe weather arrived at Southern National Motorsports Park, canceling much of the night’s racing program. The first of two scheduled Late Model Stock Car … more
Matt Craig took the lead from Matt Wallace on lap 28 of Saturday night’s 150-lap PASS South Super Late Model race and never looked back, as he scored his second Southern National Motorsports Park win of the year in dominant fashion. Craig, … more
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tyler Poythress will have to wait at least another year to lay claim to the coveted American Cornhole Organization “King of Cornhole” title. The Fike High graduate, coming off Player of the Year accolades in the … more
It isn’t the case in every sport where weekend warriors and aspiring up-and-comers have the chance to compete against a legend. Yet that’s exactly what took place Saturday at Westview Lanes as the venerable bowling alley served as an … more
Lewis Neal’s name doesn’t come up in any of the dozens of NFL mock first-round drafts proliferating on the internet in recent days, but the former LSU defensive end is supremely confident that he’ll get his chance to play … more
Rusty Daniels ended a winless streak dating back to May 2016 with his victory in Sunday night’s Spooktacular presented by NCDOT Click-It-Or-Ticket at Southern National Motorsports Park. The … more
Leroy Gray is a character. In the boxing world, his vocation of choice, Gray is far from the sole source of entertainment. By now, it’s an accepted part of the pugilistic world. The more outlandish, the better. One glance at the … more
Wilson native Dedrick Payton has coached football at several different levels for nearly the past two decades, but he never dreamed it would take him halfway around the world. Payton, known nearly to all as “Cisco,” recently got that … more
SALEM, Va. — Six members of the Carolina Mudcats didn’t help the Southern Division All-Stars on Tuesday night in the Carolina League All-Star Classic. The Northern Division All-Stars got all the runs they would need in the top of the … more
Earlier this season, Ashlyn McCaskill, the daughter of the iconic four-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion Deac McCaskill, was involved in an accident in qualifying ahead of the … more
Tickets are now on sale for an exciting night of professional boxing, Top Catz Boxing’s “Wilson Fight Night,” featuring Wilson residents Jamar Freeman and Austin Bryant, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Bill Ellis Convention … more
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